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Beyond the Stratosphere Ascends to New Heights

Beyond the Stratosphere Ascends to New Heights

As a reviewer, it is my job to be unbiased and objective in my opinions. In the case of Beyond the Stratosphere, currently in production by the Oklahoma City Theater Company at the Civic Center Music Hall CitySpace Theatre, it would seem on the surface that I might be incapable of maintaining my objectivity, for [...]

December 29, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

August Wilson’s Fences is as powerful a film as I have ever witnessed. I’ve wept in exactly three films in the course of my life: The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, and now Fences. The prior two films were released in 1983 and 1995, respectively, and both were directed by Steven Spielberg. The fact that it [...]

December 26, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

The Culturocity Report, Season 1 Episode 1

The Culturocity Report, Season 1 Episode 1

At long last, it is finally here (not that it’s been that long, considering we only announced the show for the first time on Sunday, December 4th, but it felt like ages to us.) In the inaugural episode of The Culturocity Report, we first visit OKC’s Plaza Mayor (formerly known as Crossroads Mall) where Spunk [...]

December 9, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews, The Culturocity Report 0

Dope Poetry at Ice Event Center – At Long Last, a Place Where Every Poet Belongs

Dope Poetry at Ice Event Center – At Long Last, a Place Where Every Poet Belongs

When it comes to spoken word artistry in Oklahoma City, there are levels to this. There are the local legends – The Candace Ligers, the Obbie Wests, The Kendal S Turners, the Telesa Hineses, the Grace Franklins and the James Coopers. These are poets who are known and respected for their craft by virtually everyone [...]

November 30, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Spunk Adams Helps Bring Life Back to Crossroads with Jazz in the Mall at Plaza Mayor

Spunk Adams Helps Bring Life Back to Crossroads with Jazz in the Mall at Plaza Mayor

Where death once lurked in the shadows, life has returned to Crossroads Mall, thanks in large part to the sounds of Jazz in the Mall at Plaza Mayor. More than a decade ago, the once busy and thriving Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City was shaken by a shocking and senseless act of violence that rendered it a virtual [...]

November 28, 2016 Brian C Scott Artists, Features, Reviews 0

Cooki Turner Provides the Soundtrack to the Holiday Season with The Gift and Moment 2 Moment Vol. 2

Cooki Turner Provides the Soundtrack to the Holiday Season with The Gift and Moment 2 Moment Vol. 2

Sometimes music is the perfect gift. Cooki Turner has us covered this holiday season. Many of us awoke from our Thanksgiving itis-induced comas this morning to face the reality that the Christmas season is now fully upon us. That reality brings with it another reality for some: We’re not ready, particularly after a year fraught with heartaches, [...]

November 25, 2016 Brian C Scott Album Reviews, Reviews 0

Shirley Caesar Hopes Beans, Greans, Potatoes, Tomatoes Turn into Serious Cabbage, but Is Not Here for the Twerking

Shirley Caesar Hopes Beans, Greans, Potatoes, Tomatoes Turn into Serious Cabbage, but Is Not Here for the Twerking

Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes are just fine with Pastor Shirley Caesar, but she thinks y’alls twerking is too much. While y’all laughing, Shirley is tryna get paid for real. But she hopes to use her resurrected fame, and hopefully her newfound riches, for a worthy cause. By now, just about everyone on the planet has heard [...]

November 24, 2016 Brian C Scott Features 0

A Christmas in Harlem Returns to OKC – With a Brand New Venue

A Christmas in Harlem Returns to OKC – With a Brand New Venue

A Christmas in Harlem is back again, and Part 4 of this annual extravaganza promises to be the best one yet. Culturocity was there in 2013 for the inaugural Christmas in Harlem at Urban Roots, which, unfortunately, is no longer in our midst. Nonetheless, I thought I’d reminisce a bit with a throwback photo from A Christmas in Harlem Part 1, courtesy of [...]

November 23, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Insult to Injury: Tyler Media Reopens Wounds for Holtzclaw Victims

Insult to Injury: Tyler Media Reopens Wounds for Holtzclaw Victims

On Tuesday, Tyler Media posted an electronic billboard on behalf of CRTV.com, featuring the image of disgraced former police officer and convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, and posing the question “WHAT IF HE DIDN’T DO IT?” The billboard was located at I-44 and Kelley, on Oklahoma City’s east side. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the height of white privilege. [...]

November 23, 2016 Brian C Scott Features, Home 0

#preservingoURroots Campaign Launches in Support of Beloved OKC Venue

#preservingoURroots Campaign Launches in Support of Beloved OKC Venue

Recently, a group of artists, entrepreneurs and supporters of the Oklahoma City arts community gathered together at Urban Roots … to discuss Urban Roots. We had all been at Urban Roots together before at various times, for various events, but on this day we came specifically to show our support for the place we call home. We [...]

May 19, 2015 Brian C Scott Reviews 0